Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 29/5/2020 15:1529/5/2020 16:15Innovation in a crisis Q&A series - VentilatorChallengeUKONLINE - via Zoom



The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched a new online Q&A series to explore the different ways that the engineering profession is contributing to the COVID-19 response. Through a series of interviews with engineers involved in innovative projects and multidisciplinary efforts, we will highlight the ways in which the community has mobilised to rapidly add expertise to the ongoing battle against the virus, and learn lessons from innovating and scaling at pace.


  • Dick Elsy CBE, Chief Executive of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult
  • Dr Graham Hoare OBE FREng, Executive Director (Business Transformation) & Chairman, Ford of Britain

The Q&A session will be chaired by Professor Mark Miodownik MBE FREng.

VentilatorChallengeUK is a consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, which has come together to produce medical ventilators for the UK. Companies in the consortium have now received formal orders from the Government for in excess of 15,000 units.


This event is free of charge but registration is required. Your registration will be confirmed by email which will contain your unique Zoom login details allowing you to join the event. 

The event will be recorded and published on the Royal Academy of Engineering website. 

If you have any questions, please contact Helen Povall, Senior Events Manager at the Royal Academy of Engineering.